Thursday, January 3, 2013
Gaithersburg news in brief.
The city of Gaithersburg released the following information this week: Sweet Family Fun at Kentlands Mansion Cupcake Class Kentlands Mansion invites parents and kids to a Mommy/Daddy and Me Cupcake Decorating Class on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. Taught by Bella’s Sweet Treat, families will learn kid-friendly, step-by-step piping, icing and decorating tricks to create their very own tasty masterpiece. This event is open to children ages 5 to 12 and their parents. Admission is $35 for one child and one adult. Kentlands Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg. For more information, visit the city of Gaithersburg website. “Studio In-Sight” Artists, CHARACTER COUNTS! Posters on Exhibit at Gaithersburg Activity …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Gaithersburg news in brief.
The city of Gaithersburg released the following news over the last week: Spiegel Elected Vice President of Montgomery County Chapter of Maryland Municipal League Gaithersburg City Council Vice President Ryan Spiegel has been named Vice President of the Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League (MML). Spiegel has been involved with MML since his election to the Gaithersburg City Council in 2007. "I am proud to serve an organization that brings together the cities and towns in Montgomery County to advocate for our residents and businesses,” said Council Vice President Ryan Spiegel. “The County’s MML chapter is integral to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life as we work with other community stakeholders to build …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The city is among 46 in the state honored by the Maryland Municipal League.
The City of Gaithersburg was named a "Banner City/Town" by the Maryland Municipal League for the sixth consecutive year Friday, joining 46 other municipalities across the state, according to a news release. The city has earned the distinction each year since the program's inception in 2007, a feat only seven other cities and towns have accomplished. “Earning this designation for six years running is quite an accomplishment,” Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz said in a statement. “Participation in MML allows us to share best practices, stay on top of new developments in municipal governance, and exchange ideas for the betterment of all cities and towns in Maryland.” The MML program recognizes communities that demonstrate a commitment to MML …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Gaithersburg's Christopher Yue was selected as a semifinalist in a statewide essay contest.
Gaithersburg's Christopher Yue, a fourth grade student at Diamond Elementary School, was selected as a semifinalist in the Maryland Municipal League's "If I were Mayor..." essay contest. Yue was honored by Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and the City Council at Monday evening's council meeting and presented him with a certificate for his accomplishment after reading his speech. The theme of contest was "Meeting the Challenge." In his essay, Yue said he would focus on three things as mayor to help the Gaithersburg community: Yue was joined by his parents, younger brother and his fourth grade teacher, Wendy Stewart. What would be your three agenda items if you were Mayor of Gaithersburg? Tell us in the comments!
Friday, March 30, 2012
The winner of the essay contest is a student at Gaithersburg Elementary School in Olde Towne.
The votes are in, and there will be no recounts. This year's Junior is Maya Walker, a fourth-grader at Gaithersburg Elementary. Here essay was selected from 93 entries, and focused on this year's theme, "Meeting the Challenge." She wrote: "If I were mayor I would have to face the many challenges that endanger the Gaithersburg community. Insuring the safety of Gaithersburg’s citizens would be the main thing me and my council would be working at. Protecting the people of our community is what our police force is here for." Maya will get to read her entire essay during the May 21 State of the City address. The Maryland Municipal League sponsored the contest, and similar contests in cities across the state. In Gaithersburg, the winning essay …